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ERIC Number: EJ913067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
A Comparative Study of French and Turkish Students' Ideas on Acid-Base Reactions
Cokelez, Aytekin
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n1 p102-106 Jan 2010
The goal of this comparative study was to determine the knowledge that French and Turkish upper secondary-school students (grades 11 and 12) acquire on the concept of acid-base reactions. Following an examination of the relevant curricula and textbooks in the two countries, 528 students answered six written questions about the acid-base concept. Student ideas on the concept of acid-base reactions and how these opinions evolved over time were examined. The study shows that many students have difficulty understanding the concept of acid-base reactions even after being taught about it. Students' conceptions were classified into three mental models. This article discusses implications for teaching the concept. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 12; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France; Turkey